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Guests: Bob Dickman, Dr. Jeff Puschell. Topics: AIAA, Space 2011 Conference in Long Beach, CA, technology, policy, economics relating to space. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. To learn more about Space 2011, visit www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=230&lumeetingid=2426. You can do online reservations for both the conference and the hotel or other hotels in the area. The Smartphone App mentioned on the show is now available as I downloaded the iPhone App from the App store last night. Very cool & free. The URL for watching the streaming part of the conference is www.livestream.com/aiaa. The Accompanying Person's Briefing we talked about near the end of our hour long discussion will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27 in the Pacific Room of the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. This will essentially provide ideas on how people can spend their time, brochures, etc. Our AIAA discussion was the first hour of the program. I made some Space Show announcements and talked about future programming/feedback for another 15 plus minutes after we returned from the break at the end of the AIAA portion of the show. We welcomed both Bob Dickman, Executive Director of AIAA and Dr. Jeff Pushcell, the Principal Engineering Fellow & Chief Scientist, Space Systems at Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems to the program to discuss Space 2011 in Long Beach. The conference is Sept. 27-29 at the Long Beach, California Conference Center. We started our discussion with General Dickman providing us with a brief overview of AIAA, membership information, and conference logistics. This year's conference theme is Enhance Today, Inspiring Tomorrow & this served as theme for our discussion. Dr. Puschell entered our discussion regarding the technology sessions of the conference and more. As you will hear, there is a special focus on the legacy of the Space Shuttle and lessons learned from it. Hard questions being asked and answered at the conference include but are not limited to commercial space & how to enhance it in times of constrained budgets, enhancing robotic exploration and technology, and more. Also, there is a focus on key DOD technologies including extra-terrestrial resources. We talked about the space educational aspect of the conference, the famed Education Ally, and a special teacher session. Our guests went over the keynote and plenary panels/speakers. We learned that the four member STS 135 crew will be there and part of the keynote luncheon address on Wednesday. Our two guests highlighted the conference poster session and we focused heavily on the outstanding networking possibilities at this conference. Another networking special is the Tuesday, September 27 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: AIAA Young Professionals (YP) Program: Optimize Your Engineering Career from the Start. YP programs are intended for those 21 to 35. Not only will this conference be a value pack of information & contacts, this discussion, even if you cannot attend, opens the way for you to see the panels being streamed & much more. Post your comments & questions on the blog URL above. Contact AIAA through their website using www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=293 for specifics about this conference.